Museum of African American History Music Series
From jazz and R&B to funk and neo-soul, the Museum of African American History Music Series debuts with a concert of original compositions, Contemporary Improvisation, and stylized renditions of urban music by artists ranging from Nina Simone and Ray Charles to Sting and Destiny's Child, created by New England Conservatory musicians.
Nedelka Prescod, a member of the NEC faculty who is also pursuing doctoral studies in jazz, will perform and showcase gifted and talented vocal and instrumental undergraduate and graduate students. Concert co-organizer Akenya Seymour is one of many students featured who are members of NEC's African-American Student Union, an open forum to engage audiences of all backgrounds.
The location of these concerts is the MAAH's Boston campus in the newly restored, historic African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Built in the early 1800s, this is the oldest African meeting house in America.